Wednesday 3 July
On the Field

Diversity and Harmony

Today we celebrate the power of participation in the arts –  regardless of age, ability or experience. Come along and prepare to be inspired!

Our youngest competitors take to the main stage with the Children’s Folk Song Choirs, Junior Children’s Choirs, Vocal Solo (age 12-15) and Children’s Traditional Folk Dance Group categories. The main stage will also host this year’s Inclusion Project, ‘Tapestry’ involving local groups from diverse backgrounds.

The Inclusion Project ‘Tapestry’ is kindly supported by Grosvenor Insurance Services

 

For more information about competitions and participants visit In the Pavilion.

The day will be filled with music and dance workshops with plenty of opportunities to try something new…. Our three outside stages will feature the Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby AcademyConfucius Institute and performances from North Wales Opera Studio, young soloists’ Elin Wright and Shea Ferronand acoustic singer Leonie Anne Kirby,  as well as dance workshops from NEW Dance, The Story Teller, circus skills with Panic Circus and a variety of international choirs and folk dance groups.

Into the evening from 4.30pm, we will bring you world music featuring Karandash, traditional folk music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe, and Nabra, traditional Sudanese music, as well as the local ladies choir The Melodics and much more.

The World Stage

Artist/Event Details Time
10.00am
Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir Welsh male voice choir from Asia, and while aiming to preserve the best traditions of Welsh choral singing, they also try to adapt to local/regional demographics and cultures. 10.30am
Mother Touch Dance Group A group of children who dance from age 5 to 16 from Zimbabwe 11.00am
Froggatt Young Singers A group of young singers who enjoy meeting to sing together in parts and are building their personal, vocal and musical confidence through doing this. 11.30am
Cantabile Vocal Ensemble of Columbia Choirs of Seattle A community-based, auditioned family of choirs with the purpose of training children and youth. Aged between pre-school and high school. 12.00pm
Alla Polacca A Children’s Choir from Poland who love to sing. They are capable of performing at the highest, even professional level. 12.30pm
Nabra The sound of the Nabra oud duo is an intoxicating blend of Sudanese and Middle Eastern influences. 1.00pm
Karandash Traditional folk music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe. 2.15pm
Punjabi Bhangra Cultural Group The group represented India with various Punjabi folk dances performance. 3.30pm
Froggatt Young Singers A group of young singers who enjoy meeting to sing together in parts and are building their personal, vocal and musical confidence through doing this. 4.00pm
Into the evening….from 4.30pm
Nabra The sound of the Nabra oud duo is an intoxicating blend of Sudanese and Middle Eastern influences. 4.45pm
Karandash Traditional folk music from the Balkans and Eastern Europe. 6.00pm

The Globe Stage

Artist/Event Details Time
The Inclusion Project This year’s Inclusion Project, ‘Tapestry’ involving local groups from diverse backgrounds. Supported by Grosvenor Insurance Services 10.00am
Confucius Institute 11.15am
Shea Ferron 16-year-old Shea Ferron will perform a fun session of singing and dancing along with a few ‘songs from the shows’. 12.00pm
Haberdashers’ Abraham Darby Academy A school wind band made up of students from years 7 to 13 and play music of varying styles. 1.00pm
North Wales Opera Studio Their performance will include staged scenes form different operas including Puccini, Mozart, Verdi and Bizet. 2.15pm
Elin Wright A 17-year-old student from Wrexham singing a variety of musical theatre and pop music. 3.30pm
Into the evening … from 4.30pm
Leonie Anne Kirby

 

Her songs are delicate and often wistful, with story-driven lyrics and complex harmonies. As well as performing her own material, her tastes are eclectic. 4.30pm
Young Voices of Colorado Making lifelong friendships through the love of music. Our singers come from 45 different schools and seven counties and the bonds of music through friendship are unbreakable. 5.30pm
Music of the Americas Supported by North Wales Jazz 6.00pm

 

The Amphitheatre Stage

Artist/Event Details Time
NEW Dance Workshops These dance and movement workshops will explore Harmony in Diversity, these inclusive participatory dance workshops are open to ages and abilities. You will learn, create and adapt choreography to suit your personal style and flair! 10.30am
The Story Teller Jacqui Blore is a professional musician, story teller and crafter. She is best known for her work as The Story Teller and Piccolos Music. 11.45am
Elin Wright

 

A 17-year-old student from Wrexham singing a variety of musical theatre and pop music. 12.45pm
NEW Dance Workshops These dance and movement workshops will explore Harmony in Diversity, these inclusive participatory dance workshops are open to ages and abilities. You will learn, create and adapt choreography to suit your personal style and flair! 1.45pm
The Story Teller Jacqui Blore is a professional musician, story teller and crafter. She is best known for her work as The Story Teller and Piccolos Music. 3.00pm
Ordsall Acapella Singers A diverse group of people brought together by their love of singing. 4.00pm
Pembina Trails Voices Pembina Trails Voices an award-winning choral program affiliated with the Pembina Trails Schools Division in Winnipeg 4.30pm
5.00pm
Holloway Children’s Choir A Chinese children’s choir with an English conductor, steeped not only in the Anglican and European choral traditions, but also in Chinese traditional and classical music. 5.30pm
Into the evening…
The Melodics  A local ladies choir from Llangollen who sing for fun and friendship. 6.00pm

 

The Harmony Centre 

Artist/Event Time
Akhand Yoga Session 8.30
International Craft Stall 11.00
Confucius Institute Calligraphy  and Kite painting 13.00
Confucius Institute Tea Ceremony  and Chinese knots 14.00
15.00
Floral Workshop 17.00